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"Tribute to Civil War Veterans"

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society

Civil War Veterans Obituaries

We would like to share with researchers our Tribute to Civil War Veterans who lived out their lives in Van Zandt County. Many came here from other states. The following is an obituary found in the collection of old newspapers on microfilm in the Library of Genealogy and Local History, Canton, TX. If you have an obituary of a Civil War Veteran ancestor and would like to share, please contact Sibyl. We would be happy to add your material to this site.


Grand Saline Sun May 12, 1932


Death of Joe Clark

Uncle Joe Clark, 90, a resident of the Owlet Green community for almost a half-century, and a veteran of the Civil War died Tuesday at his home there. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Marvin Chapel.

Uncle Joe Clark was born in Virginia in 1842 and came to Van Zandt in the early days. His first wife died 26 years ago, and he later remarried and is survived by his second wife. One son and three daughters also survive. These are: Will Clark, Mrs. Levie Loper, Athens; Mrs. Cooper, Fort Worth and Mrs. Jim Lanfrey, Ben Wheeler; Rube and Clay Clark are surviving brothers. There are 28 surviving grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

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